Buffalo Bulls men's basketball

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Buffalo Bulls
2015–16 Buffalo Bulls men's basketball team
Buffalo Bulls athletic logo
University State University of New York at Buffalo
Conference MAC
East Division
Location Buffalo, NY
Head coach Nate Oats (1st year)
Arena Alumni Arena
(Capacity: 6,100)
Nickname Bulls
Colors

Blue and White

            
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away
NCAA Tournament appearances
2015
Conference tournament champions
2015
Conference regular season champions
2015
Conference division season champions
2014, 2015
Victor E. Bull, Buffalo Bulls Mascot, November 5, 2013

The Buffalo Bulls men's basketball team represents the University at Buffalo in Buffalo, New York, United States. The team currently competes in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at the Division I level as a member of the Mid-American Conference (MAC) East division. Buffalo began play in 1915 and joined the MAC in 1998. They won their first MAC East division title in 2014, and won a second East division title in 2015 along with their first MAC Regular-Season championship and first MAC Tournament title to earn the program's first bid to the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament. The Bulls also have six appearances in the NCAA Men's Division II Basketball Championship between 1957 and 1965 and one appearance in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT). They are coached by Nate Oats, who was hired as head coach in April 2015. Home games are played at the 6,100-seat Alumni Arena, which opened in 1982.

Conference affiliations[edit]

Postseason[edit]

NCAA Division I Tournament[edit]

The Bulls have appeared in the NCAA Division I Tournament one time. Their record is 0–1.

Year Seed Round Opponent Result
2015 12 Second Round #5 West Virginia L 62–68

NCAA Division II Tournament results[edit]

The Bulls have appeared in the NCAA Division II Tournament six times. Their combined record is 5–8.

Year Round Opponent Result
1957 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Elite Eight
Capital
Evansville
Kentucky Wesleyan
W 75–64
W 77–75
L 68–72
1958 Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
American
Wagner
L 60–77
L 65–72
1959 Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
Saint Michael's
Williams
L 51–53
W 78–53
1960 Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
Wabash
Arkansas State
L 65–76
W 53–52
1963 Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
South Carolina State
Youngstown State
L 63–80
L 53–65
1965 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Randolph-Macon
Akron
W 81–69
L 58–69

NIT results[edit]

The Bulls have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) one time. Their record is 1–1.

Year Round Opponent Result
2005 Opening Round
First Round
Drexel
Saint Joseph's
W 81–76
L 50–55

Alumni Arena[edit]

Bulls Basketball complex in Alumni Arena

The Buffalo Bulls play their home games at Alumni Arena, located in Amherst, New York. The arena seats 6,100 spectators and features a state of the art video-board, sound, and lighting systems.

Notable former players[edit]

Notable alumni include:

All-Americans[edit]

The following Buffalo players were named NCAA Men's Basketball All-Americans:

Academic All-Americans[edit]

The following Buffalo players were named Academic All-Americans:

Mid-American Conference award recipients[edit]

Player of the Year[edit]

Tournament MVP[edit]

  • Xavier Ford – 2015[7]

Coach of the Year[edit]

Freshman of the Year[edit]

Sixth Man of the Year[edit]

  • Mark Bortz – 2005[5]

Academic All-MAC[edit]

  • Mark Bortz – 2004, 2005[5]
  • Turner Battle – 2003, 2004, 2005[5]
  • Vadim Fedotov – 2009[5]
  • John Boyer – 2010[5]
  • Byron Mulkey – 2011[5]
  • Tony Watson II – 2012[5]
  • Will Regan – 2013, 2014[5]

All-MAC teams[edit]

All-MAC First Team[edit]

All-MAC Second Team[edit]

All-Freshman Team[edit]

All-Tournament Team[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hamilton Earns Honorable Mention All-America Honors". GoHolyCross.com. College of the Holy Cross. March 22, 2005. Retrieved 16 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Mitchell Watt Earns AP All-America Honorable Mention Honors". UBBulls.com. University at Buffalo Athletics. March 26, 2012. Retrieved 16 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "Javon McCrea Named AP All-America Honorable Mention". UBBulls.com. University at Buffalo Athletics. March 31, 2014. Retrieved 16 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "Justin Moss Named AP All-America Honorable Mention". UBBulls.com. University at Buffalo Athletics. March 30, 2015. Retrieved 16 April 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab "2014 MAC Record Book" (PDF). MAC-Sports.com. Mid-American Conference. Retrieved 16 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "Justin Moss Named MAC Player Of The Year". UBBulls.com. University at Buffalo Athletics. March 11, 2015. Retrieved 16 April 2015. 
  7. ^ Wright, Branson (March 14, 2015). "Buffalo Bulls forward Xavier Ford named MVP of MAC Tournament 2015: Notebook (photos)". cleveland.com. The Plain Dealer. Retrieved 16 April 2015. 
  8. ^ a b c "MAC Announces Men's Basketball All-MAC, All-Freshman Teams". MAC-Sports.com. Mid-American Conference. March 9, 2015. Retrieved 16 April 2015. 

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